News 1. Forest review redux The province announced yesterday “an independent review of forest practices in Nova Scotia“: University of King’s College president William Lahey will review forest practices and evaluate market access for private forest owners. Prof. Lahey is an associate professor at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law and a former deputy minister of […]
Archives for August 2017
The Bay of Fundy’s acclaimed “highest tides in the world” have long been a tourist attraction, but the powerful natural phenomenon is proving to be one of the most challenging places on Earth to produce electricity. On June 15, the Cape Sharp Tidal demonstration project retrieved its five-storey high turbine from the ocean floor before...
News 1. Bar Society says Lyle Howe should be disbarred, ordered to pay $500,000 “The bar society argues Howe should now suffer the ultimate legal punishment — not being allowed to practise the profession for which he trained — and also be shackled with a debt he may never be able to repay, in Catch-22 part […]
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society wants Lyle Howe not only disbarred from practising law for at least five years, but it says he should also have to pay between $450-600,000 of the costs of the disciplinary hearing against him. The society estimates its total cost in the case at $1.1 million — a figure that...
News 1. Tasty Budds On Friday, the RCMP announced it had charged 10 people with 69 counts, mostly related to selling cannabis through the Tasty Budds pot dispensary chain. One person, Jarret Shrum, was also charged with possession of cocaine, and Shrum and Tasty Budds president Mal McMeekin were charged with weapons violations. See the complete […]
News 1. Examineradio, episode #126 This week, we speak with NSGEU president Jason MacLean about the McNeil government’s proclamation of Bill 148, which forces a contract on public servants. Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas co-hosts this week’s show. (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes) 2. Jail mail Last Monday, I reported that mail service had […]
Last Wednesday in Morning File, Tim Bousquet went on a rant. “Stop it,” he wrote. “Stop naming shit after people who are still alive.” The specific object of Tim’s ire that morning was not immediately apparent among the story’s cascading collection of photos of local edifices named after the alive and hopefully well (not to...
1. The Sins of the Father… My article from last week made it to India, where both the names of Cornwallis and Dalhousie rang with revulsion for the readers. Charles Cornwallis, nephew of Edward Cornwallis, is perhaps best known in North America for surrendering Yorktown, ending (losing) the American War of Independence. In India, however, […]
This week, we speak with NSGEU president Jason MacLean about the McNeil government’s proclamation on Bill 148, which forces a contract on public servants. Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas co-hosts this week’s show. (<a href=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/halifaxexaminer/Examiner_Radio_-_126_-_Herald_Strike_Ends.mp3″>direct download</a>) (<a href=”http://halifaxexaminer.libsyn.com/rss”>RSS feed</a>) (<a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/examineradio-halifax-examiner/id5676299″>Subscribe via iTunes)</a>
News 1. In praise of rich people I’m running out of time so can’t get to what I really want to write about today — I think El Jones will write about it tomorrow, but if not I’ll return to that subject Monday — but as a sort of prelude to that, I’ll just quickly […]